Travel Views: Eifel Region Of Western Germany

Discover the Eifel Region with DW Travel Guide Nicole Frölich! The low mountain range in western Germany extends through parts of the federal states of Rhineland-Palatinate and North-Rhine Westphalia. The region has a special geological feature: volcanic activity! Nicole travels through the Eifel National Park and explores the fascinating natural beauty of the region with its geysers, volcanic lakes and dense forests.

Video timeline: 00:00 Intro 00:34 Monschau 02:16 Volcanic Activity 05:34 Eifel National Park 07:34 Ordensburg Vogelsang, Former Nazi Estate 09:00 Lake Laacher See 11:11 Maria Laach Abbey

In the summer of 2021, nature showed its destructive side: the Eifel region was hit by serious floods; locals and the tourist industry are still picking up the pieces to this day. The area is also home to a sinister place of remembrance: the former Nazi estate of Ordensburg Vogelsang, a training site for Nazi cadets during the Third Reich.Nicole’s trip to the Eifel took place in the fall of 2021. It begins in the picturesque medieval town of Monschau.

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